The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). circa oil on canvas, is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and uses a pearl earring for a focal point. The painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.
Edgar Degas was famous for his unconventional portraits of ballet dancers. Instead of catching them in moments of beauty, he painted snapshots, unguarded moments, like reading the newspaper! Absolutely LOVE Degas dancer paintings, they are my favorite.